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N.B.-The Catholic Church commands all her children, upon Sundays and Holydays of Obligation, to be present at the great Encharistic Sacrifice, which is called the Mass, and to rest from servile work on those days, and to keep them holy.

2ndly-She commands them to abstain from flesh on all days of fasting and abstinence; and on fasting days to eat but one meal.

3rdly-She commands them to confess their sins to their Pastors at least once a year.

4thly-She commands them to receive the blessed Sacrament at least once a year, and that at Easter, or thereabouts.

The fourth Council of Lateran, Can. 21, ordains, "That every one of the faithful of both sexes, after they come to the years of discretion, shall, in private, faithfully confess all their sins, at least once a year, to their Pastor and take care to fulfil, to the best of their power, the penance enjoined them: receiving reverently, at least at Easter, the Sacrament of the Eucharist, unless perhaps by the counsel of their Pastor, for some reasonable cause, they judge it proper to abstain from it for a time; otherwise, let them be excluded from the Church whilst living, and when they die be deprived of Christian burial."

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Plenary Indulgences,

Granted to the Faithful in the Dioceses of England.

1. CHRISTMAS Day, and the twelve days following, to the day of the Epiphany, inclusively.

2. The first week of Lent, beginning with the first Sunday, and ending with the second Sunday, inclusively.

3. Easter, i.e. from Palm Sunday, inclusively, to Low Sunday, inclusively.

4. From Whitsunday, inclusively, to the end of the octave of Corpus Christi.

5. The feast of SS. Peter and Paul, and during the octave.

6. From the Sunday, inclusively, preceding the festival of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the twenty-second day of August, inclusively. But if the festival of the Assumption fall on a Sunday, the Indulgence begins on that day.

7. From the Sunday, inclusively, preceding the festival of St. Michael to the Sunday following, inclusively. But if the festival of St. Michael fall on a Sunday, the Indulgence begins on that day.

8. From the Sunday, inclusively, preceding the festival of All Saints to the eighth day of November, inclusively. But if the feast of All Saints fall on a Sunday, the Indulgence begins on that day.

The Conditions of the 2nd, 4th and 8th are,

1. That the faithful confess their sins, with sincere repentance, to a Priest approved by the Bishop.

2. That they worthily receive the Holy Communion.

3. That, if their state and condition allow it, they give some alms to the poor, either on the eve or on the day of their Communion.

4. That on the day of their Communion, they offer up some prayers to God, for the whole state of the Catholic Church throughout the world; for bringing back all straying souls to the fold of Christ, for the general peace of Christendom, and for the blessing of God upon this nation.

The conditions of the 1st, 3rd, 6th and 7th are,

1. That the faithful confess their sins, with sincere repentance, to a Priest approved by the Bishop.

2. That they worthily receive the Holy Communion.

3. That they visit some chapel or oratory where mass is celebrated, and pray to God for the peace of his Church.

4. That they be in readiness of mind to assist the poor with alms in proportion to their abilities; or to frequent catechisms and sermons when they can do it without great inconvenience; or to afford their assistance to the

sick, or to such as are near their end, out of the motive of Christian charity.

NOTE. It is not required, for gaining these four indulgences granted by Pope Benedict XIV., that these works of mercy, corporal or spiritual, or the being present at catechism or sermons, be done on the same day with the communion; but only that persons be then in a disposition or readiness of mind to do these things, or some of them, at least, when they have an opportunity.

The Conditions of the 5th are,

1. That the faithful confess their sins, with sincere repentance, to a Priest approved by the Bishop.

2. That they worthily receive the Holy Communion.

3. That, for some space of time, they pray to God, with a sincere heart, for the conversion of infidels and heretics, and for the free propagation of the holy faith.

The manner of Lay Persons Baptizing an Infant in danger of Death.

TAKE common water, pour it on the head or face of the child, and while you are pouring it, say the following words :

"I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen."

N.B.-Any person, whether man, woman, or child, may baptize an infant in case of danger of death, that is, when there is reason to think that the child will not live till a Catholic Priest can come to baptize it.

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